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Version: 0.0.x

Custom Video Track

We have introduced the ability to pass a custom video track for the video of the participants. This feature can be used to add custom video encoder config, optimization mode (whether you want to focus on motion, text or detail of the video) and background removal & video filter from external SDK(e.g., Banuba) and send it to other participants.

Creating a Custom Video Track

  • You can create a Video Track using createCameraVideoTrack() method of VideoSDK class.
  • This method can be used to create video track using different encoding parameters, camera facing mode, and optimization mode.

Parameters

  • cameraId:

    • type: String
    • required: false
    • It will be the id of the camera from which the video should be captured.
  • encoderConfig:

    • type: String
    • required: false
    • default: h360p_w640p
    • Allowed values : h90p_w160p | h180p_w320p | h216p_w384p | h360p_w640p | h540p_w960p | h720p_w1280p | h1080p_w1920p | h1440p_w2560p | h2160p_w3840p | h120p_w160p | h180p_w240p | h240p_w320p | h360p_w480p | h480p_w640p | h540p_w720p | h720p_w960p | h1080p_w1440p | h1440p_w1920p
    • It will be the encoderConfigs you can want to use for the Video Track.
note

Above mentioned encoder configurations are valid for both, landscape as well as portrait mode.

  • facingMode:

    • type: String
    • required: false
    • Allowed values : front | environment
    • It will specifiy whether to use fron or back camera for the video track.
  • optimizationMode

    • type: String
    • required: false
    • Allowed values: motion | text | detail
    • It will specifiy the optimization mode for the video track being generated.

Returns

  • MediaStreamTrack

Example

let customTrack = await VideoSDK.createCameraVideoTrack({
optimizationMode: "motion",
encoderConfig: "h720p_w1280p",
facingMode: "environment",
});

Using Custom Video Track

Custom Track while initializing the meeting

If you are passing webcamEnabled: true in the initMeeting and want to use custom tracks from start of the meeting, you can pass custom track in the initMeeting params as shown below.

let customTrack = await VideoSDK.createCameraVideoTrack({
optimizationMode: "motion",
encoderConfig: "h720p_w1280p",
facingMode: "environment",
});

meeting = VideoSDK.initMeeting({
meetingId: meetingId, // required
name: name, // required
micEnabled: micOn, // optional, default: true
webcamEnabled: webcamOn, // optional, default: true

// Pass the custom track here which will be used to when webcam is auto started
customCameraVideoTrack: customTrack,
});

Custom Track with enableWebcam()

In order to switch tracks during the meeting, you have to pass the MediaStreamTrack in the meeting.enableWebcam() method.

note

Make sure to call disableWebcam() befor you create a new track as it may lead to unexpected behaviour.

let customTrack = await VideoSDK.createCameraVideoTrack({
optimizationMode: "motion",
encoderConfig: "h720p_w1280p",
facingMode: "environment",
});

meeting.enableWebcam(customTrack);